He Didn’t Want to Paint


Nice sunny duplex condo in White Plains. Seller was in contract to purchase another residence. He wanted to sell this property quickly, and well.

While committed to selling/moving, seller was still emotionally attached to decorating decisions he made over the years and was counting on buyers to see past his things, and appreciate the space. Condo market in WP was saturated at that time, and winter was coming.

Home staging consults present sellers with specific recommendations, and the rationale, so it becomes a business decision. My recommendations were hard for him to hear, but after he followed my first suggestion-look online at other listings he knew what he had to do.

Dear Marie – I loved the look of the apartment I lived in for 26 years, and YOU KNOW how I resisted the changes you suggested. But reluctantly I painted, and packed away most of my art. The result-raves from potential buyers, and most importantly a quick sale! Thank you for insisting! I have recommended you a number of times already

Don D’Angelo
Previously White Plains

While I know what getting a house ready to put on the market means, often times my clients don’t.  That’s when I bring in Marie. She knows what needs to be done, but also builds instant rapport with my clients with her warm and vibrant personality.  Bottom line –  Marie has helped buyers fall in love with my sellers’ homes, get them sold faster!

Sally Griffiths
GRI Real Estate Associate Broker Rand Realty